Here’s yet another aftershock to follow Google’s revelations of a wave of cyberattacks emanating from China last year: the search giant is phasing out the use of Microsoft Windows systems in its corporate offices.
That’s the word from the Financial Times, which reported that Windows has been on its way out at Google, which is now only issuing employees new Microsoft-based systems after approval from the CIO. Datamation takes a look.
It’s not like Google was ever going to be a showcase customer for Microsoft, but a report that the search giant is phasing out Microsoft Windows underscores security concerns that have long dogged the widely-used software.
According to a report in the Financial Times, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) began moving employees to other operating systems back in January after its systems were hacked by what the company said were operatives working out of China, a charge corroborated by Internet infrastructure provider VeriSign.